Cincinnati Bengals (2-6-1) at Washington Football Team (2-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm (FedEx Field)
The Line: Washington Football Team -1.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Washington Football Team play host to the Cincinnati Bengals when they meet on Sunday in Washington in Week 11 NFL action from FedExField.
Cincinnati enters this one at 2-6-1 on the year. The Bengals snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Titans, but most recently fell to the Steelers last weekend. As for Washington, they’re 2-7 this season. Washington has lost consecutive games to the Giants and Lions. Check back all season long for free NFL picks at Sports Chat Place.
The Bengals have a few pretty good outings under their belts this season, but for the most part it’s been a forgettable 2020. Cincinnati put together a nice effort against the Titans with a 31-20 win on November 1, but in their last game it was more of the same. The Bengals lost 36-10 to the undefeated Steelers last weekend.
In the loss to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow posted 213 yards and a touchdown, while Samaje Perine led the rush with 48 yards on seven carries. Tee Higgins topped the receivers in that one with seven catches for 115 yards and a score.
Over on the Washington side, they won’t be winning any championships this year either, to put it lightly. The Football Team has managed some near-miss efforts though, like a 20-19 and a 23-20 loss to the Giants over the past four weeks. Washington had another tough defeat last weekend, 30-27 against the Lions.
In the loss to Detroit, Washington quarterback Alex Smith threw for 390 yards on 38-of-55 passing, and Terry McLaurin caught seven passes for 95 yards. Tops in rushing was Antonio Gibson with 45 yards and two scores on 13 carries.
The Bengals are 6-0 ATS in their last six after a straight-up loss and 4-0 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Cincinnati is 7-1-1 ATS in the last nine games in Week 11 and 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall.
Meanwhile, Washington is 1-5 ATS in their last six games in November and 0-4 ATS in their last four games as a favorite. The Team is 2-5 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 after an ATS loss.
PICK: I’m going to stick with the Bengals on this one. You could probably make a case either way however, as this matchup is something of a toss-up. Prior to the Steelers loss, Cincinnati had a pretty good string of offensive output going, posting a combined 92 points across three games. Washington has hit 20 or more in each of the last three games themselves, so this one will probably be a tight and relatively high-scoring affair. (The over might be a good play as well.) I think Cincinnati can eke out a cover with some late-game heroics here. Should be a competitive game at least.